PSG star Kylian Mbappe more lethal than Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes, only Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland have better record ahead of Man City clash

Paris Saint-Germain are already the underdogs against Manchester City tonight – and their chances would only decrease without Kylian Mbappe.

The French champions trail 2-1 ahead the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Etihad, live on talkSPORT, and must score twice to have any chance of going through.

Mbappe had an off-night against City but remains PSG’s biggest threat
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If it’s goals they need, Mbappe is usually the man they rely on more than any other.

Despite a quiet night in the first leg, the 22-year-old has enhanced his reputation among the world’s very best players with a stellar 2020/21 campaign.

With four Ligue 1 titles and a World Cup already to his name, Mbappe has already recorded a staggering 37 goals and ten assists this season in all competitions.

That’s more goal involvements than Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goal and assists combined (2020/21)

10. Frank Castaneda (F.C Sheriff) – 38

9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 38

8. Pasto Daka (RB Salzburg) – 41

7. Bruno Fernandes (Man United) – 42

6. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) – 47

5. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 47

4. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – 47

3. Erling Haaland (Dortmund) – 48

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 50

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) – 51

*Players with more goals ranked higher if goal involvements equal

Only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland have been involved in more goals than Mbappe this term.

While the Frenchman has travelled with PSG to Manchester, doubts have been reported over his fitness after an apparent injury which ruled him out of the 2-1 victory over Lens on Saturday.

However, City boss Pep Guardiola fully expects him to feature.

“He’s going to play,” Guardiola said on Monday. “I’m looking forward to him playing. For the football, for the game itself, hopefully he can play.”